73-year-old Sicilian Sergio Mattarella is new president of Italy

January 31, 2015 3:55 PM

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73-year-old Sicilian Sergio Mattarella is new president of Italy

By Keith Walker | With REUTERS

Italy’s parliament elected Sergio Mattarella of the Democratic Party as the new president of the Republic. The constitutional court judge and former minister is expected to be sworn in for a seven-year term, officially taking over from Giorgio Napolitano who resigned earlier this year.

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